Today is an exciting day in the Library of Curiosities household. Though the past Spring and Summer season I was on the hunt. Loaded up with muddy buckets, dirty shovels, and nitrile gloves (all leaving their dusty mark on the floorboard of trusty rusty adventure mobile), I set out on a mission of collection. Verbena, […]

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A report from the Center for Biological Diversity. In a legal victory for the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today agreed to decide this summer whether to protect the Puerto Rico harlequin butterfly and Marrón Bacora plant under the Endangered Species Act. The butterfly is found only in northwest Puerto Rico and was hit hard […]

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Phalanta phalanta aethiopica The strikingly beautiful and very active African Leopard butterfly inhabits savanna, woodland, forest edges, parks and gardens and is found over much of South Africa, excluding most of the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape Provinces. It is also known as the Common Leopard and is widely distributed over Africa, Australia, southern Asia […]

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Coeliades pisistratus The Two-pip Policeman butterfly is a denizen of coastal bush and savanna habitats, occurring from Kwazulu-Natal through Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and North West to the Free State and eastern portions of the Northern Cape Province. Furthermore it is found widely over the remainder of sub-Saharan Africa in similar habitats. Eggs are laid singly […]

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